UNT celebrates 6th annual Global Citizens Month in April

UNT celebrates 6th annual Global Citizens Month in April

Friday, March 24, 2017

DENTON, Texas (UNT) – University of North Texas celebrates Global Citizens Month throughout the month of April. 2017 marks the 6th year UNT International has promoted and organized the monthlong celebration. Global Citizens Month aims to celebrate world cultures, diversity, internationalization and unity. UNT is committed to preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world. Global Citizens Month allows us to highlight this mission.

            On Monday, April 3, International Education Consultant Jennifer Klein will host a talk on how to “Do Good Better Around the World.” Ms. Klein earned a Master’s of Science degree in Foreign Services from Georgetown University and Master’s of Education from George Mason University. She has field experience in Latin America and West Africa. She has worked with the World Bank as an education consultant and has worked with numerous international nonprofit organizations.

Representatives from the Peace Corps and UNT Study Abroad Office will be on hand to provide students information on available opportunities beginning at 3 p.m. The talk begins at 3:30 p.m.

The University Day Flag Parade, featuring UNT's international students and student organizations, will be held April 7. The parade begins at 11 a.m. in front of Marquis Hall and will proceed throughout campus to Library Mall.

UNT Dining Services, UNT College of Music, UNT Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures, UNT Libraries, UNT CSA and numerous student organizations contribute to the wealth of activities and events throughout the month.

All events are free unless otherwise noted:

  • April 3-13 - International Film Festival sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. Films will be shown in LANG 109, 5-7 p.m.
  • April 3 – “Doing Good Better Around the World” with Jennifer Klein - Ms. Klein will discuss sustainable tourism, volunteerism abroad, and how to have a positive impact on the world at 3:30 p.m. in BLB 170.
  • April 5 – Bruce Cafeteria will offer German Cuisine at lunch.
  • April 6 – The Human Library in Willis 140 at 1 p.m.
  • April 7 – University Day Flag Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Marquis Hall. Various nationalities will be represented by international students from all over the world. International students will be joined by UNT student organizations.
  • April 8 – Basant Kite Festival at North Lakes Park at 1 p.m. Bring cash for Pakistani foods.
  • April 8 – African Cultural Festival in Voertman Hall at 8 p.m. with UNT Music Professor Gideon Alorwoyie directing. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (with UNT ID) and free for children 12 and under.
  • April 11 – Champs Cafeteria will offer will offer Indian Cuisine at lunch.
  • April 11 – Prahlad Singh Tipanya and the Kabir Bhajan Singers will perform Indian folk music in the UNT College of Music Recital Hall at 8 PM.
  • April 12 – International Field Day – Campus Greens in front of Sage Hall from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with UNT International & UNT Rec Sports. In case of rain the event will be held in Pohl Rec Center.
  • April 12 – Understanding North Korean Nuclear Politics with UNT Professor Ishiyama in Wooten 115 at 5 p.m.
  • April 13 – Korean Culture Spring Festival begins at 1 p.m.
  • April 14 – Traditional Chinese Medicine & Philosophy lecture in LANG 107 at 1 p.m.
  • April 14 – Global Grounds Café: Pakistan sponsored by UNT International and the Pakistani Student Association. The event provides insight on Pakistani culture through an interactive presentation, a Q&A session, music, games and food. MARQ 215 at 3:30 p.m.
  • April 15 – UNiTy Festival sponsored by the Graduate Student Council. Union Lyceum from 4-6 p.m.
  • April 17 - Arab Cooking Workshop in LANG 410 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • April 18 – JCO Spring Festival in the Library Mall from 1-7:30 p.m.
  • April 20 – EarthFest International Fair & Market in the Library Mall from 4-7 p.m. to celebrate International Earth Day.  
  • April 20 – Global Rhythms: Various Percussion Ensembles sponsored by the College of Music. Voertman Hall at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 21 – Mean Greens Cafeteria will prepare vegan Spanish tapas at lunch.
  • April 21 – International Students Workshop: Overcoming Language Anxiety in MARQ 215 at noon.
  • April 21 –Soccer Tournament in Pohl Recreation Center at 1 p.m.
  • April 21 – Fulbright Program Info Sessions in MARQ 107 at 1-3 p.m.
  • April 21 – Kite Festival at Discovery Park at 3-6 p.m.
  • April 25 – Chinese Ensemble Concert sponsored by the College of Music. Recital Hall at 8 p.m.
  • April 26 – Reel to Reel classics will be showing Charlie Chaplin’s short film The Immigrant at 5 p.m. in Willis Library. A discussion about the film will follow the screening. Popcorn will be provided.
  • April 26 – Italian Cooking Workshop, LANG 410 from 2-3 p.m.
  • April 27 – Kerr Cafeteria will prepare “Kerr-ibbean” inspired cuisine for dinner.

For more information, visit international.unt.edu or contact UNT International at 940-565-2773.